Any number of factors go into the decision-making process when it comes to where you want to raise a young family in your newly bought or built home, and one of the most important is the amount of green space available to help kids get active and out of the house.
Indeed, providing ample opportunities for outdoor play is important, and the burgeoning suburb of Ellenbrook to the north is one of Perth’s most park-filled estates with over 60 parks and playgrounds to explore.
And this is no accident, with the suburb specifically designed to ensure there are not only plenty of parks for the whole family to enjoy, but many different types to cater for different needs, including the use of different design materials, dog parks and more.
Read on below for a few of the best, and if you want to learn more about Ellenbrook as a potential new home for you and your family, check out more reasons to love being a local on their website.
The crown jewel of Ellenbrook playground empire, Hesperia Parkhas something for kids of all ages. The main playground is home to a huge 7m high lookout tower complete with tunnel slide that’ll test older kids’ abilities at height, while younger ones chasing a more chill experience can enjoy basket swings, climbing nets, logs and more nature play elements. There’s also a basketball half court, exercise equipment, open turf and shaded pavilion with barbecue facilities.
While there may not be actual skydiving opportunities at this park, it definitely has high octane activity front-of-mind with a 400m trail circuit complete with winners podium (for some light competition, of course). Located on the corner of Dalmilling Drive and Clydesdale Street, there’s also plenty of exercise nodes to get in some daily cardio, along with shaded pavilion and barbecue facilities for lunch while you enjoy the delightful views.
Ellen Stirling Gardens
Next door to Hesperia Park you’ll find the spectacular Ellen Stirling Gardens, commemorating the life of Ellenbrook’s namesake, Ellen Stirling. Part of Ellenbrook’s Town Centre, the gardens take the action and adventure side of things down a notch, with the focus divided into three zones: community, memorial and family. The memorial zone in particular is a lovely spot for reflection, while also being able to cater for large groups and events with a central pavilion, alongside four intimate gardens featuring different artworks.
Annie’s Landing Dog Park & Playground
To the north-east of Ellenbrook you’ll find Annie’s Landing (which also contains Skydive Park mentioned above), and it’s the place to go if you’ve got a few fur babies in tow, with a fully-fenced play area to take your energetic puppers for a day of romping around and socialising. Inside you’ll find fun agility equipment within an obstacle course containing dog walks, a-frames, tunnels, hurdles, weave poles and more. Because remember, dogs love keeping their brain active just as much as their little legs.
Rainbow Waters Playground
Finally we come to arguably the most important park for this time of year, the Rainbow Waters Playground, which runs until March and the perfect spot to bring the kids for a cool down. It’s within the town centre and features water sprays and cannons that’ll keep ‘em occupied for hours. For bigger kids there’s also a football goals next door in Charlie Gregorini Memorial Park, and if you want to make a day of it there are also barbecue facilities, change rooms and some shaded spots if you can’t bring your own gazebo or shelter.
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